The Case for Cloud Applications in Industry from an IS Perspective.

The Case for Cloud Applications in Industry from an IS Perspective..

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In late 1996 the management of Hershey decided to implement IT in its operations. They started a project named Enterprise21. For this project SAP’s R/3 ERP software, Seibel CRM software and Manugistics SCM software were selected. IBM Global Service was there to facilitate the integration of the selected systems. At that time the recommended time for the implementation of the process was almost 4 years, but the management of the company demanded the completion in 2.5 years. The approach of Big Bang was asked to be used instead of a phased approach in which the implementation process was supposed to go through different steps and phases to reach completion.

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There were multiple problems that started to arise in the operations of the company. These included the problems in the processing of orders, fulfillment of orders and the shipment process. The company was not able to meet the deadlines they set for delivery by themselves. These delays caused a lack of credibility and that translated into financial damages soon. The inventory level increased to a dangerous level because of these delays. The failure in the implementation process was announced by the company in the market that caused the decrease in the stock prices of the company. The overall financial damage that the company had to face was hundreds of millions.

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Kapp, K. M., Latham, W. F., & Ford-Latham, H. (2016). Integrated learning for ERP success: A learning requirements planning approach. CRC press.

Ptak, C. A., & Schragenheim, E. (2016). ERP: tools, techniques, and applications for integrating the supply chain. Crc Press.

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